The Soldiers Tale

A classic tale of a young soldier during WWI who unknowingly makes a deal with the devil and loses everything.  This lovely piece by Igor Stravinsky and C.F. Ramuz was a collaboration with Kokoro, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Ensemble (www.bsolive.com/orchestra/Kokoro ). Mark Forkgen, the

ensemble’s Principal Conductor and Music Advisor, worked closely with myself and the cast of four actors in preparation for the final few rehearsals when the musicians would join us.  The designers and I settled on a heavy influence of Cubism for the set and makeup.  This was an intimate and exciting process for me and the end result was really wonderful. (2011).